FREE TimesTalk with makers of “The Central Park Five”
Weds, April 17th
On April 17, TheTimesCenter will welcome to the stage the makers and subjects of the documentary “The Central Park Five” — co-directors Ken Burns and Sarah Burns, and four of the exonerated, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santanaand Korey Wise — in a talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer about the horrific Central Park crime of 1989 and rush to judgment that affected a nation and changed the lives of five men wrongly convicted.
About the documentary “The Central Park Five:”
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling it “the crime of the century.” But the truth about what really happened didn’t become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves. Based on Sarah Burns’ best-selling book and co-directed by her husband David McMahon and father, the beloved doc filmmaker Ken Burns, this incendiary film tells the riveting tale of innocent young men scapegoated for a heinous crime, and serves as a mirror for our times. (c) IFC Films